Police ask for help finding man with medical conditions who’s repeatedly gone missing

Long Beach police are asking for the public’s help locating a 48-year-old at-risk man who walked away from a care facility Sunday morning.

David Quiroz was last seen around 7:36 a.m. in the 1000 block of Walnut Avenue in Central Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police say he left on foot and enjoys visiting local restaurants and convenience stores. He suffers from medical conditions that may lead him to become disoriented, according to the LBPD.

Quiroz is Hispanic, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, green jean shorts and white/blue shoes, police said.

Quiroz has been reported missing on several occasions after walking away from the facility. He last went missing in June and was found unharmed at a hospital in Culver City.

Anyone with information is asked to call the missing persons detail at 562-570-7246 or police dispatch at 562-435-6711. Anonymous tips can be phoned in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.